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About 40 people gathered at Genoa Town Hall last weekend to enjoy the music of the Genoa American Legion Band and enjoy free ice cream courtesy of the village.

“This was our first time doing something like this. We didn’t know what to expect,” Mayor Mark Williams said as he handed out coupons for free ice cream cones at the nearby Genoa Big Dipper.

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EMS levy subject of public meetings

Public meetings to discuss a 4.5-mill, 5-year property tax levy that would fund emergency medical service in Harris Township and the Village of Elmore are scheduled for Oct. 1 and 23 at the fire station, 321 Rice Street.

The meetings are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

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Woodmore assistant football coach Todd Bringman, accused by parents of abusing players, has resigned.

Parents of a 16-year-old say their son suffered a concussion and may have nerve damage after the team practiced in excessive heat on Sept. 10.

They describe a drill allegedly conducted by the coach in which the sophomore was told to stand with his hands behind his back while teammates were instructed to hit him, but the coach’s supporters say those parents may have the facts incorrect.

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Oregon Councilman Sandy Bihn expressed concerns about the increased threat of harmful blue green algae in Lake Erie, particularly its connection to microcystin, a toxin recently found near the intake of Carroll Township’s water plant.

The toxin, which can damage the liver, was found at levels of 3.56 parts per billion in samples taken from the township plant, which is 3.5 times higher than the level for drinking water set by the World Health Organization. The plant was shut down for days as a result.

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The shuttered Graytown Elementary School building is finding a new life in the local education world.

Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education members Tuesday unanimously approved an $8,000 purchase agreement to sell the building to Northpoint Educational Service Center. The center, once known as a county educational service, is based in Sandusky and operates out of several regional sites, offering support services to 27 school districts, including gifted education programs, curriculum development, parent programming and media relations.

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